Making Light

Making Light by M.E. for Survival Blog Artificial light is useful for extending working time beyond sunset, for providing comfort in the long dark hours of winter, and for finding one’s way in the night. Without electricity or batteries, solar cells or wind up flashlights, lamps and candles can be made just as they have been for thousands of years. The cave paintings of the Upper Paleolithic were done by the light of lamps that used a lump of animal fat as fuel and lichen, moss, or juniper twigs as…

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Are Preppers Normal? Blending Prepping Into Your “Normal” Lifestyle…

Are Preppers Normal? Blending Prepping Into Your “Normal” Lifestyle… by M.D. Creekmore for MDCreekmore By: Matt in the Midwest I enjoy prepping. I value independence, self-sufficiency, and taking responsibility for myself. I consider it a hobby with perks. I like growing my own food, canning, hunting, shooting, reusing or repurposing materials. I love reading apocalyptic fiction as well as survival nonfiction; homesteading (free homesteading guide), organic gardening, Mother Earth News, Outdoor Life, Guns and Ammo. But I also live in the “real” world of having a wife, 2.5 kids, full-time…

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WHY SLEEP IS VITAL DURING A PANDEMIC

WHY SLEEP IS VITAL DURING A PANDEMIC by Mac Slavo for SHTFPlan With the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been many who have suggested a good night’s sleep as a way to boost your immune system to protect you from the infection.  Sleep is vital, and there are several reasons why. Your body needs an adequate amount of sleep to fight of infections. That included the coronavirus. If you are losing sleep because of fear (and it’s hard not to when the mainstream media is pumping it out…

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Preparedness: How To Regrow Vegetables In Water

Preparedness: How To Regrow Vegetables In Water by Mac Slavo for SHTFplan Food, at any time, could become a valuable commodity. In addition to learning to grow a garden, you should also know how to garden, save seeds, and “regrow” certain vegetables in water to get the most out of your garden. A lot of preppers understand this idea, but many still don’t practice it. I admit that I don’t do this as often as I should, but now is good time to start! And getting started is simple. Just…

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JWR’s Firearms Market Trend Predictions for 2020 to 2025

JWR’s Firearms Market Trend Predictions for 2020 to 2025 by James Wesley Rawles for Survival Blog GNN Note – If you’re not familiar with JWR (James Wesley Rawles) not only does he publish the grandfather of the prepper community website Survival Blog, he is a retirement Special Ops Army Officer and has been the premiere voice of the prepping community for more than 20 years. He doesn’t write as much as he used to, so, when he speaks the prepping community tends to listen and listen intently. He is a…

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How Long Will the American Covid-19 Lockdown Last? Here’s What the Patterns Suggest

How Long Will the American Covid-19 Lockdown Last? Here’s What the Patterns Suggest by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper (March 29, 2020) From the momentlockdowns and serious social distancing efforts began in the United States, the question on everyone’s mind was, “How long will these lockdowns last?” And it’s not simple impatience. The cost of Covid-19continues to come as a brutal assault to families across the country. First, there was the money spent preparing for the likelihood of quarantine, and this was followed, for many, by a loss of…

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Is Tennessee a Good Survival Retreat Location for Preppers?

Is Tennessee a Good Survival Retreat Location for Preppers? from M.D. Creekmore By Joel M. Skousen, Author, Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places Many people new to the preparedness field often get exposed early on to the writings of survival blogger and author James Wesley Rawles (Patriots and Survivors). I have a great deal of respect for Rawles and the work he has done to get America motivated to prepared for very difficult times. His books and tactics, however, often revolve around a civilian military-style response to both government tyranny…

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People Are Stocking “Little Free Libraries” With Food And Supplies For Neighbors

People Are Stocking “Little Free Libraries” With Food And Supplies For Neighbors By Amanda Froelich for Natural Blaze GNN Note – We had one of these popup in our neighborhood a few days ago. There will probably be one to popup at our house in the near future. ****** Trials and tribulations may befall the human race, but our species will never lose its resiliency. This has never been more apparent than in the current age of Covid-19. Yes, fights over toilet paper have been documented around the world. But, plenty of…

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Here’s What People Are Running Out of First During the Lockdowns

Here’s What People Are Running Out of First During the Lockdowns by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper Here in the United States, many of us are in this strange kind of limbo called “lockdown.” Other states call it “social distancing,” and still others call it “sheltering in place.” California, New York, and Illinoisstarted the ball rolling last Friday, and since then, nearly half of the United Stateshas joined in, to some degree or another. There are varying degrees of lockdown – nobody in any state is forced to stay…

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PREPPING: DIY RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM

PREPPING: DIY RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM by Mac Slavo for SHTFPlan Water storage can be a big problem for those with limited space and no well.  But there is a way to still prepare for your water needs in the event of a long term emergency.  You can use a Do-it-yourself rainwater harvesting system. There is more than one way to goabout creating your own systemto have water when the SHTF. Additionally, rainwater harvesting is one of the most self-sufficient and environment-friendly methods of using water. You are collecting water from…

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